Sunday, September 30, 2012

Petrova wins Pan Pacific

Russia’s Nadia Petrova beat defending champion Agnieska Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 on Saturday to be successful on Pan Pacific Open.

Radwanska double faulted twice from the eighth game from the last set when Petrova broke her to go ahead 5-3 before winning the match in the following live game with a smash to the corner.

Petrova won her 12th title and for the 1st time in her career beat three best-10 gamers in the full week: No. 7 Sara Errani, No. 9 Samantha Stosur and No. 3  Radwanska.

The 17th-seeded Russian acquired a sore back again at the start of the tournament but got stronger & stronger with each win.

‘’Being straightforward with you, I don’t know exactly where I found the power and the willpower to combat in the third set,’’ Petrova claimed. ‘’This could be the main tournament I’ve previously won. That is an excellent accomplishment.’’

Radwanska was bidding to turn out to be the initial player right here to win back-to-back titles given that Lindsay Davenport in 2003-04.

Petrova acquired away to an excellent commence, breaking Radwanska in the initial game of the match following being down 30-love. She would break her opponent two a lot more occasions from the 1st arranged and appeared collection for a simple win.

But Radwanska bounced again in the second collection, successful the initial 5 video game titles though breaking Petrova twice.

The two gamers traded video games from the ultimate collection just before Radwanska’s serving difficulties inside eighth game led on the only break of the set.

‘’I believe I was just trying to do too much,’’ Radwanska claimed. ‘’For confident, I shouldn’t try this at that point within the match but there may be very little I can do about it now. ‘’

It was Petrova’s 2nd title of the season. She won a title earlier this 12 months at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in Netherlands.

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